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Did EarthLink Goof on Branding?

Yesterday when I was speaking to a client, I mentioned that new Edge Networks merged with Deltacom to become EarthLink Business. The confused look on his face was not unexpected. Again this morning when discussing the new name, EarthLink is...

DISH Bought a CLEC

Per an FCC filing (WC Docket No. 10-231) DISH Media is acquiring Liberty-Bell Telecom, a Colorado limited liability company, which provides competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) and long distance services in Colorado and has limited operations in New Mexico and...

What Strategy Will Be Used?

So PAETEC announced the 48x in the IP Simple Bundle. It’s an Allworx PBX. An interesting strategy to roll out a premise based PBX at a time when everyone is rolling out a hosted solution, even Avaya and MITEL.Come 2Q...

EarthLink Acquires Deltacom

I had to check the calendar to make certain it was October 1 and not April 1 when I read the headline that EarthLink bought Deltacom.Deltacom has a lot of fiber in the Southeast - 35 metro rings and 16,400...

What to Ask Your Prospective VoIP Provider

If you are a VAR or telecom agent about to pick out a strategic partner to be the VoIP Provider that you work with, here are some things to ask the execs.Are you a CLEC? It isn’t a requirement to...

Paetec acquiring Cavalier

PAETEC announced that it is merging with Cavalier Telephone this morning. The transaction is worth about $796M if I read between the lines correctly - $336M in debt and $460M in financing. So PAETEC gets about $800M in additional revenue...

What's Up with the New MegaPath

MegaPath just completed its three-way merger with Covad and Speakeasy. I had some questions for the company and Rich Sabin, Director of Marketing, was nice enough of answer them.   1. Now that Speakeasy, Covad and MegaPath are one organization,...

Global Capacity Bankruptcy Notes

Bloomberg has the story on the bankruptcy of Global Capacity. Global Capacity Files in Delaware for Debt Conversion Capital Growth Systems Inc., known as Global Capacity, filed a Chapter 11 petition on July 23 in Delaware to convert debt into...

More Mergers

Windstream bought Q-Comm this week. Q-Comm owns Norlight and KDL for $782M - cash, stock and debt. Windstream gets 30,000 fiber route miles (whatever the heck that is). It also acquires about 5500 SMB customers to complement what it bought...

Over 50 Ideas This Week

Last week I was traveling for family and to stop into the new TMC offices. It was a beehive of activity as over 40 companies stopped in to tell their stories to bloggers, editors, writers and the video camera. I’ll...

Tele-Pacific Acquires Some O1

"TelePacific Communications, the largest CLEC providing integrated voice and data telecommunications services to the small and medium-sized business ("SMB") customer segment in California and Nevada, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the SMB customer base and network of O1...

Ethics of the Rolodex

What happens when a channel manager leaves a Master Agent or a Carrier? Who's Rolodex is it? That database of contact info is a valuable asset.What happens if the channel manager takes that database and all that information with them? Is that...

Losses All The Way Around

What a terrible quarter. The FCC is playing around with Broadband - plans, definitions and classifications. The NTIA took the summer off from its task on the broadband stimulus. Meanwhile, VZ releases its quarterly numbers as a loss due to pension payments...

ReClassify the FCC

You have thousands calling for reclassification of broadband service by the FCC. In other words, let's regulate broadband. As if that will help. More government red tape. Regulation didn't get CLEC's to develop a viable model in 14 years, so...

CPNI Training

CPNI Training is an FCC requirement. AT&T stuffs this training down the throats of its agents annually. And when their is a computer glitch, twice a year. While it is strictly applied to agents, internally CPNI is a joke for...

Too Many Terms (Mini Glossary)

I use a lot of terms in my writing. I figured I would explain a few of them today, since someone asked nicely.Agent is a member of the Indirect Channel. Also called a channel partner. An agent is an independent...

3 Tricks to EoC

Ethernet over Copper is picking up steam. Hatteras Networks has something to do with that as they are the vendor for Metro Ethernet over Copper for former BellSouth. XO also has EoC in most of their markets. I saw an ad today...

Not the Way I Saw It

Speakeasy is merging with the merging Covad and Megapath in a menage of sorts, according to this press release from MegaPath. I saw New Edge Networks, the EarthLink company, joining with the other DLEC's. Didn't see this one coming. "Through...

Let's Move Beyond Me2

The CLEC Industry was all about Arbitrage. Me-too services for less money. First with UNE-P, then Integrated T1, now with SIP Trunking. All about price. Blah!There's this thing called Broadsoft that has something like 185 features on it.There's this device...

GTT Balks on Acquiring GCI

Global Telecom & Technology, Inc., the acquirer of WBS Connect, announced today that it suspended its efforts to acquire certain customer assets from Global Capacity, Inc. Read the press release.According to the release, "On January 5, 2010, GTT announced that...

Covad Acquiring MegaPath

Covad announced a merger with MegaPath today. That combines 2 of the 3 independent DSL transport players in the Industry. (The third would be EarthLink's New Edge Networks). Interestingly, MegaPath is a Covad customer. The combined entity will be owned by...

VoiceCon and FISPA

I'm heading over to VoiceCon at the Gaylord Palm to work with XO interviewing attendees. The question: What does UC mean to you? I'm expecting 25 different answers. (Which will prove my point).Tweetup Monday (tonight) @ 7 pm at Sunset Sam's...

2010: The Year for CLEC's

This could be the year for CLEC's.First, the Broadband Stimulus money is starting to be handed out. CLEC's (and ISP's) are starting to get some of it.CLEC's are getting acquired by ILEC's and Cablecos. For example, Comcast buying Cimco, a...

Which Docket, Dave?

Dave Rusin is the CEO of American Fiber Systems. He is a self-proclaimed fiber bigot. He has a two part blog post about the Special Access fight at the FCC. Dave may have his dockets confused. He calls it the Special Access...

Were There Highlights in 2009?

Ken Camp's Year in Review prompted me to write this. It's been an interesting year. SIP, UC, Cloud, Merger. That's really how I see the blur that was 2009. I attended so many conferences this year. The highlight was speaking...
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